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#89 Keith Zinger
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Leesville, La.
High School: Leesville HS
Keith Zinger Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/28/2008

Seventh-round pick (232nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches) 

CAREER
Member of both LSU’s national championship teams in 2003 and 2007 ... Joined fellow teammate Kirston Pittman as the only players to see action in both the 2003 and 2007 national championship contests ... Finished career by playing in a total of 54 games, starting 33 times ... Caught a total of 15 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown ... Graduated in December of 2007 with a degree in general studies ... Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (232nd overall pick) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Returned to action in 2007 after missing most of 2006 with a stomach ailment ... Played in all 14 games in 2007, starting 11 times ... Know for his tremendous blocking ability ... Caught three passes for 51 yards, including a career-long 27 yard catch-and-run against Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game ... In final game of career, caught an 18-yard pass against Ohio State in the national title contest ... Other catch was a 6-yard grab against Middle Tennessee.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
Started at tight end in three games - against Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulane and Florida ... Did not see the field after the Florida game in week six as he was forced to sit out the remainder of the year because of a stomach ailment.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Teamed with David Jones to give the Tigers a good 1-2 punch at tight end ... Played in 12 games with 10 starts at tight end ... Caught seven passes for 104 yards and one score ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a nine-yard reception from JaMarcus Russell against Appalachian State ... Caught a season-long 22-yard pass against Appalachian State and had a 21-yard reception against Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played in all 12 games with nine starts ... Caught two passes for 23 yards ... Had a 14-yard catch against Florida and a nine-yard reception versus Alabama.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Talented freshman who gave the Tigers depth at tight end while also playing a significant role on special teams ... Named to the Freshmen All-SEC squad by the league's coaches ... Played in 13 games with no starts ... Caught three passes for 31 yards, including a 15-yard grab versus South Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL
Powerful tight end who ended his senior season as one of the best prospects in the state ... Ranked as the nation's No. 13 tight end by Rivals.com ... Member of FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 25 Blue-Chip list, Alexandria Town Talk All-Central Louisiana Team, Lake Charles American Press All-Southwest Louisiana team and the Shreveport Times Top 20 ... First-team 4A all-state selection ... Finished the regular season with 322 yards on 23 receptions with two touchdowns ... Also played defensive end for the Wampus Cats ... Caught 14 passes for over 300 yards his junior season ... Coached by Kevin Magee.

PERSONAL
Full name is Keith Jackson Zinger ... Born on Oct. 9, 1984, in Heidleberg, Germany ... Is married to the former Ashley McKenzie ... Parents are Randy and Michele Zinger ... Has four siblings - Clinton, Gareth, Priscilla, and Biancia.

CAREER HIGHS 
Receptions: 2 vs. Appalachian St., 2005
Yards: 31 vs. Appalachian St., 2005
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Appalachian St., 2005
Long: 27 vs. Tennessee, 2007

ZINGER’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2003
13-0
3
31
0
15
2004
12-9
2
23
0
14
2005
12-10
7
104
1
22
2006
3-3
0
0
0
0
2007

14-11

3

51

0

27

Totals
53-32
15
209
1
27

 

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